Real Madrid Priced at 5/4 to Win La Liga

By Martin Green27 December 2020
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Real Madrid Priced at 5/4 to Win La Liga

Los Blancos Gather Momentum

Real Madrid have been priced at a tempting 5/4 to win La Liga this season. Los Blancos are on a six-match winning streak, having put Sevilla, Borussia Monchengladbach, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Club, Eibar and Granada to the sword. They are through to the last 16 of the Champions League and they can now focus their attention on domestic matters for the next couple of months.

Zinedine Zidane’s men won the title after embarking on a long winning streak last season. They acquired a habit of grinding out low-scoring victories on a weekly basis, and it allowed them to finish five points clear of Barcelona. They made a slow start to the new campaign, but they are now surging with momentum.

A 2-0 victory over Granada last time out left them second in the standings, level on points with Atletico Madrid. However, Atletico have a superior goal difference and two games in hand. For that reason, some sports betting sites make Atletico the favourites, while others have the Madrid clubs neck-and-neck in the betting.

Atletico have been strong, but Real Madrid have the bit between their teeth now, and odds of 5/4 at William Hill on them successfully defending the title look appealing. Karim Benzema is on fire up front, and Los Blancos look a lot more solid since Sergio Ramos returned from injury to partner Raphael Varane at the heart of defence.

Liverpool Odds-On to Win Premier League

You can also find an enticing 10/11 at Betfred on Liverpool winning the Premier League title for the second season in a row. The Reds finished well clear of their rivals last term, but they have suffered long-term injuries to Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez this time around. Rivals Man City strengthened in the summer, but they have not yet discovered the sort of consistency that Liverpool enjoy.

The Reds may be missing their starting centre-backs, but they have been terrific so far this season, and they sit top of the table once more after losing just one of their opening 14 matches. They concede more frequently than they did last term, which is understandable, but they are the top scorers in the Premier League.

Man City are the second favourites at 9/4 with Bet365, while Betfred has 12/1 on Man Utd and 16/1 on Spurs, with Chelsea now out at 20/1 with William Hill after they lost 3-1 to struggling Arsenal on Boxing Day. Betfair has 1,000/1 on Arsenal winning the title.

Serie A Title Race Opens Up Amid Juventus Struggles

The title race in Serie A looks wide open. AC Milan are top of the table with 34 points after 14 rounds of fixtures. They remain unbeaten this season, and injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to derail their impressive momentum.

Yet rivals Inter lurk just one point behind, having won 10 and draw three of 14 games so far. They have a more expensively assembled squad than AC Milan, and manager Antonio Conte has experience of winning the Scudetto, so they are the 7/5 favourites with Bet365 to win the title.

AC Milan are priced at 7/2 with Betfred and 3/1 with various other sites. Some offer a third of the odds on the place if you go each way and they finish second, so that could be a good insurance policy if you expect the Rossoneri to secure a top-two finish.

Juventus are bidding to win a 10th consecutive Serie A title this season, but they trail AC Milan by 10 points, albeit with a game in hand. The Bianconeri just about won their ninth straight Scudetto last season, but they dispensed with manager Maurizio Sarri after a number of underwhelming performances.

Andrea Pirlo was handed the job – his first in management – and it has been a bumpy ride thus far. Juventus suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to relegation threatened Fiorentina last time out, and they desperately need to find form. They are now 5/1 with Paddy Power to win the title, followed by Napoli at 10/1 and Roma at 20/1, while Betfred is offering 33/1 on Atalanta.

Celtic could also be denied a 10th consecutive title this season. Unbeaten Rangers opened up a 16-point lead over the Hoops by winning their last match, and they are now 2/0 to win the Premiership title, with Celtic out at 5/1. Bayern Munich are just 1/7 to win another Bundesliga title, while PSG are 3/10 to win Ligue 1 and Ajax are 8/13 to win Eredivisie.